ADT Bundle – Just a single step to setup android development environment

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I got many queries from college students and engineers regarding installation and setup of Android development environment, so for them here is good news.

Before this post i was used to send them below steps for the installation and setup of Android development environment:

1. Download Eclipse
2. Download JDK and install it, set the environment path
3. Download ADT plugin inside Eclipse
4. set the Preference with Android-SDK path
5. Download the latest platform-tools and everything

But now i would suggest to download ADT Bundle to new Android developer.

ADT Bundle:

Android ADT Bundle

Android ADT Bundle

The ADT Bundle provides everything you need to start developing apps, including a version of the Eclipse IDE with built-in ADT (Android Developer Tools) to streamline your Android app development. so now we can say its single step download to setup Android development environment.

In short, with a single download, the ADT Bundle includes everything you need to begin developing apps:

  1. Eclipse + ADT plugin
  2. Android SDK Tools
  3. Android Platform-tools
  4. The latest Android platform
  5. The latest Android system image for the emulator

Yes there are also possible ways if you want to use existing version of Eclipse or any other IDE.

Here you go for download: ADT Bundle.

Android developer tools

Setting Up the ADT Bundle:

As you have downloaded ADT bundle, follow below steps to setup it:

  1. Unpack the ZIP file (named adt-bundle-<os_platform>.zip) and save it to an appropriate location, such as a “Development” directory in your home directory.
  2. Open the adt-bundle-<os_platform>/eclipse/ directory and launch eclipse.

That’s it! The IDE is already loaded with the Android Developer Tools plugin and the SDK is ready to go.

Paresh Mayani

Paresh Mayani is a lead android developer from India. Currently, He is Sr. Software engineer at InfoStretch Solutions Pvt. Ltd. He has been developing android apps since very 1st version i.e. Android 1.5, he says he has seen days and nights of Android history. He is the Head/Organizer of Google Developers Group (GDG), Ahmedabad

  • http://www.razzil.com Raza Rahil Hussain

    Great tutorial.

    • http://www.technotalkative.com/ Paresh Mayani

      Thanks :)

  • http://twitter.com/pablottz Pablo

    I remember you had to include the platform-tools folder in the $path by editing the environment variables, is that not required now or what?, thank you

  • DILKHUSH

    SIR I DOWNLOAD ADT BUNDLE FOR WINDOWS 7 64 BIT BUT WHEN I TRY TO LAUNCH ECLIPSE THE ERROR COMES THAT FAILED TO LOAD JNI SHARED LIBRARY C:PROGRAM FILES (X86)……JVM.DLL PLZ HELP ME TO SOLVE THIS ERROR

  • http://gplus.to/chrismcclellan Chris McClellan

    You made an absolutely huge mistake in your article; you completely FORGOT about telling students how to download the jdk, which includes a jre, and the complicated procedure for installing these (what directories to install to, setting up environment variables in windows, drag-dropping jre into adt folder after the install, etc)

    This is a HUGE step, and is vital. I don’t know why no one mentions this. I imagine it is because most people have never actually had to use it to dev for android.

  • neel

    doesn’t help at all

  • Tanuj Kumar Mishra

    so very thanks sir….